WhatsApp for iOS and Android updated: Here's how you can share documents

There is a new server side WhatsApp update rolling out to both iOS and Android devices that allows users to share documents with individuals and groups chats as well.

After a big update on WhatsApp for iOS that introduced pinch to zoom for videos and sharing from third-party apps, there is a new server side update rolling out to both iOS and Android devices that are updated to the latest versions from their respective app stores. The new server side update will now allow users to share locally stored documents with individuals as well as groups.

For now, users who update to version 2.12.453 for Android and 2.12.14 on iOS will soon see another sharing option that allows users to share documents. For now however, there is this one tiny issue. The receiver (your friend) should also have the updated version installed in order to receive the said document on their device.

WhatsApp documnet sharing

On Android, the same appears upon clicking the attach icon where there is now a 'Document' icon instead of a 'Video' one. Tapping on the same will show you all the locally stored documents on your device, where you can select and send the same.

WhatsApp documnet sharing iOS

On iOS, tapping on the 'Upload' icon will now show a 'Share Document' option among others that will allow you to share documents from other third-party apps (mainly online storage) which is similar to what was revealed in the last update for photo and video sharing.

For now users are reporting that they are only able to share pdf documents. Since this is a server side update, it may take some time till it is available on your smartphone.

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